IMG_2358 1 Help Fight Canine Cancer!

 

    On November 26, 2010 we lost our dog, Douner, to Lymphoma Cancer...  He was only 4 1/2 years old.    After enduring 2 months of chemo, which helped at first, in the end the chemo only extended his suffering.  The morning after Thanksgiving, we had no choice but to put him down as he could no longer eat or drink.  It simply broke our hearts.  During the chemo process, the vet strongly encouraged us to donate samples from his lymph nodes to the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine, which is in the forefront of the research on canine cancer.  So in some small way, his death will not be in vain.

You too can help! Donate to the National Canine Cancer Foundation (click the pink paw)

You can also learn more about A&M's research here and also donate to directly to the school to help fund pet cancer research here.

     If you have a dog or cat that has been diagnosed with cancer, A&M also has an ongoing program (now a national platform due to the high success in Texas) that you can register your pet in to see if they are eligible to participate in research.  Canine cancer is most closely related to human cancer and thus can provide valuable research in the fight against cancer in humans.

Douner found his forever home with us at the age of 1 1/2 yrs old - he had been in the shelter system through Whiskerville Animal Sanctuary for 9 months before we met him.

Douner was treated by NASA Pet Hospital, Dr. Todd McCoy and the staff at Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists